Nothing Is More Boring than Bored People
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The Bored Are Boring
- Because they find their own company boring.
How do we know?
Because if they did not find their own company to be boring, then they would never be bored.
Why, if they find their own company boring, shouldn’t everyone else also find their company boring?
- If you do not like to be alone with yourself—then why should anyone else?
- Only the weakest of minds cannot entertain itself.
- Only the weakest of minds requires external stimulation to keep from being bored.
What Is Boredom But Dull Repetition
And where is the source of this dull repetition?
- Only within your own mind!
And what is this dull repetition?
- The noise of your own petty mind!
Quotations from Various Sources
“A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.” —Charles Evans Hughes
“Boredom is a state of mind, not a response to a situation.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.” —I Peter 2:20
“Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
“No one can be bored as they are a person, not a state of mind.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“No one with a mind is ever bored or lonely.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“Unless one dream one’s finest dreams in solitude, unless one reach the point of being able to dispense with all human company, all distraction, all traffic with the world–even the companionship of great souls and first-rate minds–unless one be self-sufficient, finding the first and best entertainment within oneself, within the depth of one’s own person, one ought to sweep one’s claims to greatness into one’s pocket there accumulated, one ought to steal away out of the sacred presence of a nature to which one does not belong.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
“When you are bored, it is because you are left to your own resources and you find that you are boring.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” —Walt Disney